Posted on 22 January 2021 | 12:51 pm
For those interested in acquiring Grasshopper skills at your own pace, this online Computational Design with Grasshopper course is for you.
This course explores forms and design possibilities with Grasshopper’s tools and their relationship to Rhino. Watch a few of the projects you will be able to create after the completion of this course! The class will help you improve your workflow by covering modeling geometry, data structure, general concepts, data types, data matching, lists, trees, and of course, tons of creativity. It will provide you with a functional understanding of Grasshopper and parametric design thinking. Grasshopper’s preliminary design and concept development advantages come to life in numerous real-life examples throughout the course.
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Posted on 18 January 2021 | 7:52 pm
- February 6, 2021 - Bionic Articulations V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphineInspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 1 – Prosthesis), Bionic Articulations V1.0 will focus on designing bespoke components that are integrated as prosthetic extensions of the human body. Students will learn to create high-resolution bionic ornamentation of the human body using dynamic digital sculpting.
- February 7, 2021 - Contorted Compositions V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphineInspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 2 – Corpuscle), Contorted Compositions V1.0 will explore parametric workflows that combine complex geometry design and procedural modeling using Grasshopper algorithms to create architectural spaces. Participants will be guided through different approaches for creating periodic surfaces and morphing them into compound pavilion topologies.
- February 13, 2012 - Kinetic Correlations V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphineInspired by DesignMorphine’s Master Degree (Chapter 4 – Kinesis), Kinetic Correlations V1.0 will investigate generative swarm-based systems, vectors, vector trails, and particle systems in Houdini. Participants will learn how to create and develop visually inspiring generative formations built on parametric principles and computational rules.
- February 14, 2021 - Scripted Synergies V1.0 Webinar by DesignMorphine
Posted on 17 January 2021 | 5:54 pm
Rhino 7 – SubD Modelling in Rhino for Mac
A quick look at the new SubD modelling metaphor in Rhino 7. This is shown in Rhino for Mac but is equally relevant to Rhino for Windows. In this video, Phil Cook from Simply Rhino looks at three areas where a SubD workflow could have advantages over NURBS.
Rhino 7 – Rendering, Denoiser and Physically Based Materials
In this short video, Phil Cook from Simply Rhino looks at Rendering improvements in Rhino 7. This includes the Cycles Raytrace Render and adding Denoiser elements with the new Package Manager in Rhino 7. Finally, the new Physically Based Materials are discussed.
Rhino 7 – QuadRemesh – a quick introduction
QuadRemesh is a great new tool in Rhino 7 for reverse engineering and mesh retopology. In this short introductory video, Phil Cook from Simply Rhino runs through the basics of QuadRemesh and shows an example of how this can be helpful in reverse engineering.
Posted on 17 January 2021 | 5:36 pm
Sometimes people like us. Elite Modeling School seems to and made a YouTube video about it.
Honestly, we didn't pay this fellow.
What 3D Modeling Software Should I Use? 10 Reasons to Use Rhino as your CAD Software...
Posted on 15 January 2021 | 8:06 pm
- Documentation and drafting
- Developer tools
- Discover what is new in Rhino 7 and much more
- The commercial upgrade price increased to $/€595.
- There is a commercial upgrade promotion of $/€395 that ends on March 10, 2021.
Posted on 13 January 2021 | 8:36 pm
Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level?
Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?
This Parametric Design Webinar will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros.
If you already know Grasshopper and would like to uplift your parametric knowledge, you can choose option 2.
- Option 1: General Webinar for Beginners - 8 Days / 16 hours in total: Start 15 February
- Option 2: Intensive Webinar for Intermediates - 4 Days / 8 hours in total: Start 22 February
Time Zone: CET/Berlin Germany Time
Participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of the webinar.
Posted on 11 January 2021 | 12:56 pm
xNURBS announces the availability of Version 5. V5 includes several enhancements, e.g., producing better surfacing quality, exporting a set of C/RhinoCommon APIs etc. V4 customers can get a free upgrade to V5. The following is a short answer to Why xNURBS?.
Key Features of xNURBS:
- Unlimited capacities for solving NURBS: Its optimization algorithm can solve virtually any NURBS surface in a matter of milliseconds (regardless of how complex the constraints are.).
- High-quality surfaces: For a given set of constraints, xNURBS’ optimization algorithm uses an energy-minimization method to generate the smoothest NURBS surface among all possible solutions. The generated surface quality is outstanding.
- xNURBS is one super powerful NURBS tool that fixes virtually all surfacing issues for existing CAD software.
- Easy-to-use: It uses one simple UI for all kinds of NURBS modeling.
- Super robust: xNURBS is rock solid and works flawlessly.
- Native CAD surfaces: xNURBS is based on NURBS, i.e., the native CAD surfaces, which can be directly used for any CAD modeling operations without any geometry translation.
Posted on 11 January 2021 | 7:24 am
Posted on 8 January 2021 | 3:18 pm
AA Emergent Technologies & Design (EmTech) Graduate Programme investigates new architecture and ecology synergies through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication.
Emergent Technologies and Design Programme (inaugurated in 2001) is open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in architectural design science that is located in new production paradigms.
EmTech's focus is on exploring experiential and social potentials of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and Ecological Urban Designs situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme stimulates critical thinking through experience of research driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment.
More information about EmTech can be found here.
Apply for Emergent Technologies & Design (M.Sc./M.Arch.) 2021-22.
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Posted on 8 January 2021 | 12:56 pm
- Free (Designer)
- Level 1 (Section + Hydrostatics + Visualization)
- Level 1 + 2 (Section + Hydrostatics + Visualization + Resistance + Structure)
Posted on 7 January 2021 | 8:06 am
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Posted on 6 January 2021 | 6:45 pm
Posted on 29 December 2020 | 6:23 pm
Workshop: Circular Economy in Structural Design with parametric engineering tools (Karamba3D) - January 11-15, 2021
The workshop will incorporate carbon footprint evaluation and circular economy into a structural design workflow with a focus on timber structures. Through the combined use of parametric tools for structural design such as Karamba3D, and optimization tools such as Octopus, comparative strategies will be used to mediate between purely structural and environmental criteria, suggesting a more holistic design process.
In the context of the climate emergency, architects and engineers try to reduce the environmental impact of structures through a shift in their design process. The use of recycled material plays a major role in this approach. One of the central questions is how can we design sustainable and smart structures by intelligently using recycled elements. Many factors such as the history of the elements, their condition, or their location influence the design, the carbon footprint, and the price. Parametric structural design tools, coupled with multi-dimensional optimization methods, can help to explore the design space and evaluate designs concerning those criteria.
The workshop will focus on principles about recycled materials in the building industry, coupled with an introduction to parametric structural design and optimization tools. The participants will work during the whole week on the design of a pavilion by applying the learned principles and using an available database of existing recycled timber elements. Lectures of professionals and researchers working in the field of circular economy in architecture and construction supplement the workshop.
Workshops organizers and tutors, in a joint effort with the Reflow Parisian consortium (including Fab City Grand Paris, the City Council of Paris, and the association Arslonga), aim to build the pavilion designed during the workshop in the spring of 2021 with the participation of the workshop participants.
Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:48 am
Master in Parametric Design – Hybrid Edition
A unique study program adapted to this new situation and challenging world. This master course is the hybrid and flexible version of Controlmad's Master in Parametric Design On-site, with XI successful editions.
Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:42 am
Panther 1.7 is now available!
The new plugin version for Rhino 7 and Grasshopper is already available to download!
Current users are welcome to update today for free. It includes new SubD jewelry builders as well as full integration with newly implemented Rhino functionality.
Roar with Panther - Interactive Jewelry.
Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:38 am
Nicolas Sterling from Sterling Presser Architects + Engineers has been kind enough to share one of his latest project done in Rhino/Grasshopper.
The Timber WH ARENA and Timber Tower design proposal for the WH-Arena competition in Vienna has made it to the second round.
The 20,000-seat WH-Arena timber concept is rooted in nature in symbiosis with its environment. The project vision is to create a new sustainable landmark for a large-scale arena that performs at all levels of efficiency and flexibility. The dialogue between the arena, the side buildings, and the public space creates a unique combination. The architectural objects play as much role as the outer space they generate. The timber structural moiré skin is acting as the tree skin. The building maximizes natural, beautiful, and warm materials that connect us with nature and envisions a sustainable future.
The arena roof, the shape of a shallow saddle, consists of a triangular grillage of timber strips structure as a Gridnet, a hybrid of a gridshell and a cablenet. This composite construction, which optimizes the use of material while minimizing embodied energy, while using a renewably sourced timber, creates a warm feel to the space with an enhanced acoustic performance. The roof spans about 160 m lengthwise and about 130 m crosswise. The roof has photovoltaic panels on its upper side and an uninterrupted continuously closed acoustic ceiling on its underside, which is partially translucent to give the interior of the arena a striking design effect.
The integrated architecture and facade structure follows a subtle distribution to create an optical effect as one moves around the building. The roof, the façade elements, and the timber gridshell are a unique parametric model to balance structural performance and aesthetic and visual effect.
The project is great teamwork in collaboration with:
- Thornton Tomasetti: Structure, facades, and acoustic
- A24 Landschaft: Landscape
- Transsolar: Energy, sustainability, environment design, MEP
- Kunz: Fire engineering
- Woo Architects: Arena experts
- Yann Kersalé. Lighting artist
- Ateliers de L’Éclairage: Lighting designer/engineers
- SOL: Renderings
- Xtrude.Berlin: 3D printing
Posted on 24 December 2020 | 11:25 am
After a big development push and a few weeks of coordinating, ShapeDiver is happy to launch its brand new Rhino 7 system (almost) in time!
Rhino 7 is packed with new features, and several of them come with brand new Grasshopper components that are compatible with the ShapeDiver Rhino 7 system. If you are excited about the new organic modeling possibilities offered by the SubD feature, try out the new SubD components in Grasshopper! Need to clean up or smooth some nasty meshes? The QuadRemesh component is there for you, producing clean quad meshes that will also help with the rendering performance in the ShapeDiver viewer.
At the moment, Rhino 7 is running on a brand new test system. The testing phase will extend until the release of the new platform in Spring 2021. If you want to test it right now, use the contact form on their website and request your account to be switched to the new Rhino 7 system.
Posted on 23 December 2020 | 10:15 am
Bongo 2.0 users are encouraged to download and try this WIP release of the animation plugin for Rhino 7, Bongo 3.0.
- Improved dope sheet and keyframe table UI
- Improved connections springs
Bongo 3.0 WIP 6 is now available from here.
Posted on 22 December 2020 | 9:31 am
We've released PanelingTools for Rhino 7 in Windows and Mac! Check the release details...
The PanelingTools plugin for Rhino and Grasshopper by Robert McNeel & Associates is widely used by designers, architects, and building professionals. It supports intuitive design of paneling concepts as well as helps rationalize complex geometry into a format suitable for analysis and fabrication.
Posted on 17 December 2020 | 10:01 pm
The Point Clouds plugin provides a way to load massive sizes of data into the native Rhino environment. The plugin also offers powerful point cloud manipulation tools such as slicing, clipping, smoothing, lighting, magnification, color ramp, and export.
Posted on 17 December 2020 | 5:09 pm
Sweco is the leading architecture and engineering consultancy company in the European market with comprehensive expertise for all types of projects.
In 2016 Sweco was in charge of designing the first drawing-less bridge in Norway. The successfully conducted project encouraged undertaking further challenges. Now, with PNC as a contractor, the company is designing and building a 634m long cantilever bridge without drawings. Krzysztof Wojslaw and Øystein Ulvestad showed at the Parametric Design Day 2020 in Oslo how parametric design supported creating an advanced 3D model and its further use.
Posted on 16 December 2020 | 4:11 pm
Rhino3D.Education invites you to a SubD and its application in Digital Manufacturing Webinar by Yoshio Fukumori.
Yoshio is an Architect Designer at MAD Architects. Before joining MAD Architects, he was a Senior Computational Designer at WeWork. Earlier in his career, in association with Michel Rojkind, they cofounded RKFK, a design and research studio focused on exploring and enhancing the relationship between digital tools and handicraft production.
Yoshio will go over basic modeling with SubD in Rhino 7, using the tools QuadRemesh, ToSubD, Bridge, Slide, InsertEdge, ExtrudeSubD, among others. He will show the usefulness of using selection filters and the versatility of the SubDDisplayToggle.
The webinar will be held in Spanish.
Posted on 15 December 2020 | 5:28 pm
Posted on 15 December 2020 | 1:49 pm
Wassef Dabboussi has organized a new Parametric Design Webinar with Rhino and Grasshopper January 18-21, 2021.
Whether you are new to Grasshopper or already have some experience, check the different enrolling options.
Posted on 15 December 2020 | 1:39 pm